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Advanced Directives and How They Affect Life Insurance

By Danielle Takacs, 2017 Summer Intern End-of-life planning is not an easy topic to address. It can be emotional and confusing at times. An advanced directive, one kind of end of life planning document, states what type of medical care you wish to receive in the future and allows you to choose who can make medical decisions for you if you cannot to do so. A … Continue reading Advanced Directives and How They Affect Life Insurance

Be An Angel Day 2017

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Jayne Howard Feldman started Be An Angel Day back in 1993 as a way to encourage people to do random acts of kindness. Although it is nice to have an official day to raise awareness, it really should be a part of our daily lives that we never need reminding. It is much easier than we think, and more impactful than … Continue reading Be An Angel Day 2017

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2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 3

Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have had 13 law students volunteer their time this summer. Under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys they learned about the law, gained experience on what it is like to work at a nonprofit, and assisted seniors in need of legal assistance. As their internship comes to an end, each intern has written a brief reflection of their experience here at … Continue reading 2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 3

Lexington Could Owe Police, Fire Pension Funds Millions More

Via usnews.com LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky‘s second-largest city could have to pay millions more to its police and fire pension fund. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the city this week. That means a state Court of Appeals decision ordering the case back to the circuit court will stand. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone must decide … Continue reading Lexington Could Owe Police, Fire Pension Funds Millions More

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August is Medic Alert Month!

by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney Did you know that August is Medic Alert Awareness Month? MedicAlert Foundation is a nonprofit organization that started 60 years ago with the mission to alert first responders to medical conditions that could affect a person’s treatment. A medic alert is a simple bracelet or necklace that is worn by a person with certain medical conditions such as severe allergies, asthma, … Continue reading August is Medic Alert Month!

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Judge tells city to provide disability pension to ex-officer

Via Lexington Herald Leader By The Associated Press LINCOLN, NEB. – A judge has told Lincoln it must provide the disability pension a former police officer was previously denied. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Judge Lori Maret agreed with Jonna Conlon, her attorney and her physicians that her back injuries made it impossible for Conlon to continue her career as an officer. Read the article … Continue reading Judge tells city to provide disability pension to ex-officer

Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

by Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney We’re the “do-good generation.” The generation that grew up in the 60’s. The generation whose mantra was “peace and love.” No wonder you’ve intended to donate your organs since you were in your 20’s. But let’s face it: nobody wants a 75-year-old heart; 72-year-old cataract-surgery eyes; a hip that’s been replaced twice; and on-and-on. (We have more rusty parts than a … Continue reading Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School